Every spring people travel to Stacey Rhodes Boutique from all over to find the perfect hat for the Kentucky Derby and the local Iroquois Steeplechase! And each year we sell over one hundred one-of-a-kind hats & a portion of each hat sold benefits the T.J. Martell Foundation! Below are a few of our customers rocking their SRB hats this year! See the full gallery of hats at www.staceyrhodesboutique.com/gallery
A personal message from Stacey Rhodes: There is no way to describe the feeling of walking into the Iroquois Steeplechase and seeing all our hats including those pre-loved, re-worn and shared with friends. Every hat represents a donation to the T. J. Martell Foundation that raises important and greatly needed research funds for cancer, leukemia, and AIDS. I am proud to say that this year I was able to write this wonderful organization our largest check ever. This would not be possible without my amazing SRB Team, our co-chairs, Whitney Daane, Danielle Breezy and Joe Breezy, and our wildly talented milliners from all over the world. A special thank you goes to hat designer, Carol Carr, who has been an important part of our event for many years and works tirelessly on her beautiful creations that never cease to amaze me. Also, a thank you to local artist Anne Smaldone, who has painted the art that has graced our invitations every single year. But most of all, I would like to thank you, our customers, who have supported our event since the beginning 17 years ago. You keep us excited every year, and we are looking forward to the challenge of bringing you something new, different and fresh again next year. See you at our 18th Annual "An Affair of the Hat"! XO S~
NOTE: Several photos published in this Blog and our Gallery are by photographer, Snappylifestyle. Thank you, Adrian Morales, for your eye and special talent for capturing the moment!